CEO & Co-Founder of BrightStar Care®
Shelly Sun is the CEO and co-founder of BrightStar Care®, a premium healthcare staffing company providing the full continuum of care, from homecare to supplemental staffing for corporate clients such as nursing homes and physicians. In 2005, BrightStar launched its franchising efforts, becoming the first and only franchising company in the country to specialize in both medical and non-medical care and health care staffing.
BrightStar Care has grown to 300 locations nationwide serving over 15,000 families generating over $300 million in system-wide revenue. In addition to leading the strategy for the BrightStar Care®, BrightStar Senior Living & Memory Care, and BrightStar® Technology Group divisions, Shelly is charting the vision for complementary brands and services to help consumers care for their families and homes.
Shelly is a Certified Franchise Executive and participates on the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Board of Directors and will be the Chairwoman of the IFA 2017-2018 (currently elected as Treasurer of the IFA). Shelly was also selected by the IFA as the 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year. BrightStar® was named to First Place in the June 2014 Forbes’ list for franchises under $150,000 initial investment, and was selected for the Inc. 500/5000 every year 2010-2014. BrightStar® is the only franchise home care brand to receive the Joint Commission’s Enterprise Champion of Quality Award in 2013 and 2014. Shelly also serves on the Board of Directors for Home Care Association of America.
BrightStar was featured on CBS’ Undercover Boss. Shelly also published her first book, Grow Smart, Risk Less – a low-capital path to multiplying your business through franchising, where she discusses her journey as an emerging franchisor through amazing growth, lessons learned and game-changing ideas.